Articles about Automotive Industry

The Japanese carmaker is establishing a new plant there
Yay or nay
Everyone's going minimal these days. First, it was Volkswagen at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show, unveiling a cleaner, simpler direction for its iconic V and W logo. Now, BMW's basically gone and done the same thing.The German car
The team took home five trophies in total
It's that time of the year again when Ford Philippines recognizes the standouts among the many talented journalists in the automotive beat. But the 19th Henry Ford Awards (HFA) was a little different.For the first time ever, an award for
“I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage"
Disgraced former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has fled Japan and is now taking refuge in the Lebanese Republic.According to a report by the New York Times and Lebanese newspaper Al-Joumhouriya, Ghosn escaped to Lebanon via a private jet from Turkey.
It’s “too early to say” based on current reports
Nissan has been going through a rough patch as of late. Last week, it announced a huge drop in profits for the first quarter of the fiscal year.We reported the estimated drops prior to the Japanese carmaker's official announcement. The
What could’ve potentially been the world’s third biggest car entity is no more
The expected merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Renault has fallen through. FCA has abruptly withdrawn its offer after the French government made some extra demands on Renault.The French state has a 15% stake in Renault, which brings strong influence.
Which of these do you plan on buying?
It's been a pretty eventful year for the local automotive industry so far. Every major player, from Japanese giants like Toyota and Suzuki to more upscale European brands like Volvo and BMW, has been busy bringing products in. And to think
This could be big
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is proposing a merger with Renault, and the French car manufacturer says it's looking into this scheme. Depending on how this plays out, we could be looking at the next big thing in the global auto industry.
Did you contribute to their sales last year?
Toyota, Volkswagen and Daimler are the automotive industry's three biggest companies, after coming in at 15th, 18th, and 37th, respectively, on Forbes's annual Global 2000 report of the world's largest public companies. General Motors and BMW came in at
Congratulations to all the winners
The Henry Ford Awards (HFA) is now in its 18th year, and it continues to be the only award-giving body that recognizes the efforts of local automotive journalists. This year, a total of 239 entries were submitted for 16 different categories."
Learn from their example
Oh, how we all wish we could go through our lives without ever experiencing anything as horrid as the Fyre Festival. That infamous story, which you can see in full in an entertaining Netflix documentary, involved would-be 'techpreneur' Billy McFarland and
An interview with Marc Brunner
With an increasing number of Filipinos taking on bigger roles abroad in major international companies-especially in the fields of hospitality, construction, and IT-you could say these highly trained, knowledgeable, and skilled personnel are fast becoming our most important exports. Anywhere
The executive finally speaks out
It's been a rough few months for disgraced Nissan top honcho Carlos Ghosn. The once-celebrated executive has been sitting in a Japanese jail cell since reports of financial irregularities came to light. Now, the former Nissan chairman has gotten his
His focus will be on the future of automotive technology
Big things are happening over in Detroit. Mark Reuss, a career-long company man at General Motors, has been named the company's new president, effective immediately."Mark's global operational experience, deep product knowledge, and strong leadership will serve us well
#UhOh
The USA's Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk, alleging a tweet in which he claimed he'd secured funding for a buyout of Tesla at $420 per share was "false and misleading."The Commission says Musk
Good news for us humans
Well, it doesn't look like robots will be taking over most of the jobs in the automotive industry. At least not yet.According to a report by Automotive News Europe based on data gathered by Bloomberg, employment in the auto industry
Let's go back 100 years
Cars, trucks and motorcycles were introduced and made available in the country by trading companies as early as 1901. Although the US dollar was equivalent to two Philippine silver pesos during that period, the price of a motorized vehicle was considered a
Back to the drawing board
Carmakers might not be too happy about this. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has rejected the local auto industry's counter proposal to the looming increase in automotive excise taxes.According to a report by Inquirer, DTI secretary Ramon Lopez
To what, exactly?
The Subaru name has been in the automotive industry for as long as we can remember. Outside of the carmaker's previous presence in World Rally Championship, it has made a name for itself as a manufacturer of both safe and fun-
Worth roughly around $1.8 billion
If you're familiar with the automotive industry, you're probably aware that Mitsubishi Motors hasn't been doing too well as of late (globally speaking, that is). Just last month, the Japanese carmaker admitted it had overstated the fuel economy figures
Is there a place for you here?
Have you ever pondered a career in the automotive industry? Having covered this sector for some time now, we can definitely say it isn't dull. In celebration of Labor Day, we list down the most popular jobs in this corner of
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